Resilience: a concept for the psychological approach of human behaviour

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<ul><li><p>BioMed Central</p><p>Page 1 of 1(page number not for citation purposes)</p><p>Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry</p><p>Open AccessOral presentationResilience: a concept for the psychological approach of human behaviourM Agathon*</p><p>Address: Honorary President, the French Association for Behavioural Therapy</p><p>* Corresponding author </p><p>Human resilience has been described as the capability ofliving in a satisfactory and socially acceptable way withpositive affects in spite of present or past stress or trauma.Although it is usually described in non-clinical popula-tions, the concept of resilience might be useful for under-standing occurrence of some psychopathological statessuch as anxiety and affective disorders. Resilience wasfound in children, adolescents, adults and aged who hadbeen coping with adversity and were leading a successfullife although they could remember and describe the criti-cal events and reminisce about them.</p><p>Many factors such as learning, memory, emotion, includ-ing functions of the brain should be taken into accountfor the study of resilience but this paper is limited to itspsychosocial components. At a first glance in the literaturethey appear more important than dimensions of the per-sonality. Example will be given of social anxiety whichoften handicaps victims of various stressors: assertivetraining, used in behaviour and cognitive therapy, wasfound to have a positive impact for soothing social anxi-ety.</p><p>from International Society on Brain and Behaviour: 1st International Congress on Brain and BehaviourHyatt Regency Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2023 November, 2003</p><p>Published: 23 December 2003</p><p>Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry 2003, 2(Suppl 1):S1</p><p>Received: 1 November 2003 International Society on Brain and Behaviour: 1st International Congress on Brain and Behaviour Meeting abstracts </p><p>This article is available from: http://www.general-hospital-psychiatry.com/content/2/S1/S1</p><p>International Society on Brain and Behaviour: 1st International Congress on Brain and BehaviourHuman resilience has been described as the capability of living in a satisfactory and socially acceptable way with positive affe</p></li></ul>

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